Facebook has acquired cross-platform mobile messaging service Beluga. The service works with most mobile devices and desktop web browsers, enabling users to send individual or group instant messages.
In a statement on their website, the Beluga management team of Ben Davenport, Lucy Zhang and Jonathan Perlow said “We're excited to continue to build our vision for mobile group messaging as part of the Facebook team. Beluga and Facebook are committed to create new and better ways to communicate and share group experiences. For now, Beluga will continue to function as it does today. We'll be providing more details on future plans for Beluga in the coming weeks.”